Resources on Ukraine-Russia War

Mason Is a Source of In-Depth Information

Our university community is rich in knowledge about all aspects of the Ukraine-Russia war. We're sharing that knowledge with the world.

News organizations around the globe are turning to Mason's subject matter experts for information in such areas as:

  • The role intelligence played in events leading up to the conflict, as well as its impact on the fighting.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin's thought processes and agenda.
  • The possibility of Russia's use of chemical weapons in its assault.
  • The impact of the war on global and U.S. markets.
  • How Russian oligarchs, real estate, and money laundering factor into the wider conflict.

If you have questions, we have answers. We're here to keep our community, the nation, and the world informed about what's happening and how it affects you.

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Special Event

Carter School Peace Week Presents: After One Year: Ukraine War Analysis and Prospects

Join us for this all-day Virtual event

Friday, February 24, 2023, 9 AM - 5 PM ET.

Special Guest Romantsova Oleksandra, Executive Director of the Center for Civil Liberties, will speak about her organization in her presentation: "Center for Civil Liberties, Laureate of The Nobel Peace Prize 2022."

More information and registration.

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Online Speaker Series: Russia's War on Ukraine in Historical Perspective

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences has produced a 12-part series covering the war in Ukraine, pulling in experts from a variety of disciplines.

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War in Ukraine: Open Secrets

The Director's View: Russia & Ukraine

Ukraine Crisis: What It Really Means

Featured on the Access to Excellence Podcast

EP41: What it means to build peace 

Alpaslan Ozerdem

Alpaslan Özerdem, dean of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution explains the keys to effective peacebuilding.


EP 39: Russia's war in Ukraine is tied to corruption, organized crime

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Louise Shelley, a University Professor and director of Mason’s Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, explains the connections between Russia’s war in Ukraine and corruption and organized crime


EP 37: On Ukraine, Russia, China, and a very messy world 

Larry Pfeiffer graphic for Access to Excellence

Larry Pfeiffer, director of Mason’s Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security explains Vladimir Putin’s real agenda in Ukraine and why China is taking notes. 

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Listen, Learn, Watch

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Mason in the Media


Ukraine Going After the One Place Putin Can't Afford to Lose

George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government professor Mark N. Katz is quoted in this article.


U.S. concerned Russia could use chemical weapons in Ukraine

The substances used to develop chemical weapons are concealed easily and can be embedded within legitimate industries, said Gregory Koblentz, director of the Biodefense Graduate Program at George Mason University.


US launches artificial intelligence military use initiative

George Mason University weapons innovation analyst Zachary Kallenborn is quoted in this article.